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Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he could make a difference, by the calling as a navy seal. tyrone woods spent two decades as a navy seal, multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. >> he had the arms of a healer and warrior. earning the distinct
NBC
Sep 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
there. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in benghazi tonight where he has an exclusive with the president of libya tonight about what happened. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. very sinister. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president mohamed magariaf said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some information. and all the information that we have now leads to the same direction. >> reporter: one possible reason the u.s. was targeted -- revenge. earlier this year a u.s. drone strike killed one of al
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. we've evacuated our folks out of benghazi to tripoli. in tripoli the embassy is at bare bones emergency staff only, as authorities fear more violence throughout the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds. and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today after friday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then benghazi, to investigate. libya announced four arrests in the deaths of four americans and said they're looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and brave men. they were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of libya. >> reporter: in washington and on the
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi in fact was initially a spontaneous reaction to what transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video. >> there was a caveat there. she said the fbi was still investigating. but the thought was it was a spontaneous reaction. a couple of days before that, the libyan president said, no, in fact, al qaeda was behind this attack. and then days later, after ambassador rice is on this program and other programs, the president's spokesman jay carney says this. it is, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. well, if it was self-evident, why didn't the president call this exactly what it was, an act of terror on the anniversary of 9/11? >> well, this is an event of great interest, obviously, to the public, to the news media. information was being provided realtime. obviously, you're going to know more two weeks after an event than a week after an event. and as ambassado
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
, the unrest continues as the airspace above the city of benghazi is now a no-fly zone for at least 48 hours. authorities only say at this point the airspace has been shut down due to unspecified security fears. libya's prime minister says now four people have been arrested in connection with tuesday's deadly attack on the american embassy. at this point no formal charges have been filed. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed during the attack. >>> this morning we're also learning more about those three other americans killed in the embassy attack. the state department says two former navy s.e.a.l.s, tyrone woods and glen doherty, seen here, tied while providing security at the consulate. both were long-time residents of san diego county. woods was the father of three as well as a registered nurse and paramedic. doherty was also a paramedic and had previously protected americans in iraq and afghanistan and elsewhere. diplomat sean smith was the father of two and also an avid online gamer. in fact the director of one online gaming guild says smith sent him a mess
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
in benghazi have all been evacuated and moved to tripoli. last night libyan officials announced four arrests in connection with the u.s. embassy deaths and says they are tracking more suspects. the family of ambassador stevens is gathering in washington, d.c., as they wait for his body to return to u.s. soil. last night stevens' younger sister spoke exclusively on "rock center with brian williams." >> he spoke a little bit about the security but he really didn't make a big deal of it. he more spoke of how much he enjoyed the work that he was doing and diplomatic mission that he was on. >> 52-year-old chris stevens was a bay area native. he went to piedmont high and then went on to uc berkeley and graduated from the hastings law school in san francisco. >>> closer to home, a fallen chp officer has now been laid to rest following an emotional final tribute that drew thousands to a vacaville church. >> ken, i know you can hear me. i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me. and i look forward to seeing you again, brother. >> powerful and heart-wrenching. offic
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
is in benghazi this morning. >> the u.s. police have sealed the compound with the hopes of preserving any evidence that would be important as they try to piece together what happened that night. according to the libyan president, there is no doubt as who was behind this preplanned attack. he says there were foreign elements involved and suggesting that perhaps al qaeda-inspired militants may have played a role in trying to revenge the killing of its senior al qaeda member who was from libya. obviously, al qaeda has taken this opportunity. they are praising the embassy attack and are calling on miss lambs around the world and moving up security in other embassy buildings. and all across u.s. embassies in some critical countries, nonessential staff have been evacuated. so you get a sense of these protests they are calling for worldwide. >> thank you. and now here is jenna. >> lester, thanks. the outburst of violence across the middle east has the white house dealing with an international crisis now. a difficult balancing act for the president with less than two months to go until election d
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 7:00am PDT
of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, site of a deadly ambush on tuesday at that killed four u.s. officials including u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens. security remains tight around the facility. the libyan president tells nbc news that the assault was premeditated and partly carried out by foreigners. >>> another insider attack in afghanistan. the third in three days. four u.s. service members killed in early morning attack believed to involve afghan police in southern afghanistan. nato says at least one afghan officer opened fire on nato troops at a remote checkpoint and that brings the total number of those killed this week by afghans turning on their allies to six. meantime, in eastern afghanistan, officials say 45 insurgents and eight civilians were killed in an overnight strike. >>> we'll find out today whether 350,000 students in chicago will return to the classroom monday. teachers union delegates are set to vote today whether to suspend a massive week long strike. officials from the union and school district met until late last night to work out the exact language
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